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WHO working to curb fake & substandard medicines

By Effie Mphande The World Health Organisation -WHO- says it is working with member States to improve the supply chain of medicines and medical products in the region. WHO Regional Office for Africa Technical Officer for Health Products BABATUNDE TAYEOLA says the move is aimed at curbing fake and substandard medicines, which are prevalent in

COVID-19 NO LONGER AN EMERGENCY-WHO

(BBC) The World Health Organization has declared that Covid-19 no longer represents a “global health emergency”. The statement represents a major step towards ending the pandemic and comes three years after it first declared its highest level of alert over the virus. Officials said the virus’ death rate had dropped from a peak of more

Nations must stop child deaths from bad medicine – WHO

(BBC) The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged member countries to take immediate action on sub-standard medicines to prevent child deaths. Since October, seven countries have reported incidents of contaminated medicines containing diethylene glycol (DEG) and ethylene glycol (EG) – these are toxic chemicals used for industrial purposes. Last year, 300 children in total died
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